Hayden Panettiere: On Exercise, Body Image, and Her Passion For Dolphins

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Did you know that Heroes actress, Hayden Panettiere, was passionate about animals -- notably dolphins? Neither did we. She also has a mature view on her body image to boot.

She's on the cover of Self Magazine this month and she shares her fitness routine and her passion for protecting dolphins.

On swimming as exercise:

"Swimming works all your muscles — your core, glutes, quads, even the ones you didn't know you had, like the little ones in your feet and hands!"

On body and self-image:

"I'm not going to apologize for my body. If you love your body, it will love you back. Confidence is beautiful."

On her passion for dolphins, this video says it all:

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